P5JS Contributers Conference

Date:

Tue, Aug 13, 2019 - Sun, Aug 18, 2019

Group of contributors to the P5JS ecosystem gathered at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University to work through four primary tracks. The inclusion track was led by Research Fellow at the NYU Ability Project, Claire Kearney-Volpe. PAC's founder, Sina Bahram worked with P5JS inventor Lauren McCarthy and other fantastic collaborators interested in inclusion to improve the user experience when creating or enjoying the artistic output of creators. During the conference, collaborators did an informal review of the P5JS website focusing on accessibility, internationalization, and inclusive language for non-native English speakers. Collaborators also worked to make animations more accessible out of the box, as well as enhance P5JS's existing impressive graphics exploration affordances for people with low or no vision.